Established in 1889, the Merchants Trust PLC aims to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.

The trust is managed by Simon Gergel, Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors.

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In this short video filmed on 9 December 2016, Simon Gergel looks back at a year that has been dominated by politics. He discusses Merchants’ move towards a higher weighting of mid-cap stocks and where he has been finding value recently. Also, with the end of 2016 in sight, Simon considers the outlook for UK equities in 2017.

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